The deadline for Pottstown-area nonprofit organizations to submit applications for The Hill's Student Philanthropy Council (SPC) grant program is Tuesday, January 11. Interested organizations may download and submit a Request for Proposal. View and print a PDF of the Request for Proposal here.
Organizations will receive grant decisions in mid-April. The SPC's theme for this year is social justice.
The Student Philanthropy Council, first launched in October 2008, was created by Charles A. Frank, III, Hill School Class of ’59 and former Chairman of the Board of Trustees, and his wife, Betty. The Franks donated $35,000 to The Hill School to establish this program which allows Hill students to learn about the value and processes of philanthropy. In addition, the program provides funding to Pottstown nonprofit organizations with strategic initiatives focused on enhancing the health and overall wellness of area families and communities. Each year, students will award approximately three to five grants that will total $10,000. Read essays from the members of the 2010-11 Student Philanthropy Council as they reflect on their experiences and why they applied to the SPC.
Last year, representatives of the SPC presented a total of $10,000, divided into four grants, to local organizations and projects working toward an education-related goal. The 2010 recipients were The Gallery School of Pottstown: ‘Healing Arts- Time for Me,’ which received a $2,100 grant; The Carousel at Pottstown, which received a $2,450 grant; The Pottstown YMCA, which received a $3,000 grant; and Pottstown Area Police Athletic League, which received a $2,450 grant. Read more here